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We are the reason for THIS season

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Holy week (or Passion Week) has always been especially meaningful to me. In my family, Lent was a time to reflect and renew. During this time of reflection, I am often brought to tears of humbleness thinking about the sacrifice that was made for me. The last week of Christ's life, as told in the Bible, is filled with amazing accounts, leading to the gut wrenching account of betrayal, denial and crucifixion. Then ending in the great crescendo of Christ's resurrection.

This week I attended yet another family funeral; number 4 in about 10 weeks. First two wonderful elderly Aunts, then my sister and now a cousin (younger than I). As I sat in the church, observing the draped crucifix, I noticed a realistic looking rooster high in a window, perched on a red draped small bale of straw. A vivid reminder to all of us, how we all fall short of our good intentions and promises. As I looked at all of this, I thought of all that has transformed these past few weeks on ClausNet. We argue and discuss, like a dysfunctional family reunion. All having the healthy need to agree and disagree in order to grow. One theme always comes out. Jesus is the reason for the season. But there is an added truth. The one factor that makes Christians different from any other religion is THIS season. All great philosophers are born and they die. All have followers who idolize their teachings. But only Christians have a living savior. He is risen. He lives. Not only does he live, but He took our place. We are the reason, for this Season. He died for us. Without this, celebrating His birth makes us no different from any other religion.

Bill had a beard long before he became an Ambassador for Santa Claus. Most of the time, he's just plain, old Bill who happens to have a white beard. But looking around this sanctuary I realized , at least i think I understood a bit better, that if we tried to make him be Santa all year long, we were only reminding people of Christ's birth, or Christmas. That is only half the story. The real story is in His Resurrection.

These are the musing of an old woman working through her grief in the loss of a sister, whose fate lies solely in the hands of God, not mine. I do not mean to impose my beliefs on anyone. Nor do we plan on having Bill shave his beard. But I am hoping that maybe this blog, poorly written as it may be, will be of comfort to others who chance upon it.

David Meece wrote a wonderful song that seems to fit so well into our life ( Bills and Mine). I hope it will be a Blessing to anyone who reads this. God Bless you. Judi

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Santa Johnny Boy

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Wonderfully said!  Thank you for posting, and a Happy Easter to you and Bill.

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Santa Laureate

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This is our feelings and not to force anything on anyone

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Santa Laureate

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why is this blog blocked???

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Michael Rielly

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why is this blog blocked???

Its not.

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Schwindy

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I am JUST finding this posting as I am very new to the group as you guys where QUICK to say HELLO! 

If I may ****** I am sorry yet thankful to read your blog.
Sorry for your loss

Tankful to hear a message, I love to hear! And that is what our Lord did for US ALL.

He wasn't lying when he said from the Cross "It is DONE" All we now need to do is BELIEVE! As well at the same time of his death on the Cross the Spirit TORE the Veil from top to bottom. The FIRST SUPER HIGHWAY WAS OPENED, and some of us still don't get it! Maybe with your message a few more will! Nice JOB! Thank GOD for that!

Thank you, I enjoyed your message!
Peace & Love
Schwindy

PS I LOVE THE VIDEO and song!

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